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ASEAN COMMITTEE IN CANBERRA CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASEAN-AUSTRALIA DIALOGUE RELATIONS
The ASEAN Committee in Canberra held the 47th ASEAN Day and 40th Anniversary of the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Partnership Diplomatic Reception at the Atrium of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) RG Casey Building on Wednesday, 27 August 2014. More than 200 representatives from the Australian government and members of the Diplomatic Corps joined H.E. Belen F. Anota, PH Ambassador to Australia, the nine other ASEAN Heads of Mission, and Australian DFAT officials in celebrating the 40th anniversary of ASEAN’s first dialogue partnership.
The brief program commenced with the ceremonial exchange of toasts led by H.E. Mr Min Thein, Ambassador of Myanmar and Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Canberra (ACC), and Australia’s Chief of Protocol, Mr. Chris Cannan. The toasts were followed by the singing of the ASEAN hymn and the Australian National Anthem by a choir composed of representatives from four ASEAN countries and schoolchildren of the Arawang Primary School. The choir was jointly conducted by Mrs. Gemma McKeown and Mrs. Lynn Kowalik.
AN EXHIBITION OF THE “SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND CULTURE: IDEAS, FORMS AND SOCIETIES” TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASEAN-AUSTRALIA DIALOGUE PARTNERSHIP
Ambassador Belen F. Anota joined the other ASEAN Heads of Mission in Canberra, officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the ACT Government, AusHeritage Ltd Board members, members of the Diplomatic Corps, the academe and other friends of the ASEAN Missions during the opening ceremony of the cultural exhibition entitled “Southeast Asian Art and Culture: Ideas, Forms and Societies” held on Monday, 04 August 2014 at the Exhibition Room, Level 2, ACT Legislative Assembly Bldg., Canberra. The Exhibit was open for public viewing from 05-08 August 2014.
The opening ceremony started with the singing of both the ASEAN Hymn and the Australian National Anthem by the Choir Group, composed of members from the different ASEAN Missions in Canberra, and ably conducted by Ms. Gemma McKeown, a Filipina resident in Canberra who is presently teaching music to kids and teens. The choir members came in their respective national costumes.
NOTICE OF HEARING TO DECIDE ON APPLICATIONS FOR OVERSEAS REGISTRATION
In compliance with COMELEC Resolution No. 9862 promulgated on 1 April 2014, the Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra will hold a hearing on 18 August 2014 at 3:30 PM at the Embassy Conference Area to decide on the following applications for registration as overseas voters received by the Embassy from 6 May to 31 July 2014:
5th SONA - 28 July 2014
Maraming salamat po. Salamat po. Maupo po tayong lahat. Salamat pong muli. Maupo po tayo.
Bise Presidente Jejomar Binay; dating Pangulong Fidel Valdez Ramos; Senate President Franklin M. Drilon at ang mga miyembro ng Senado; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. at mga miyembro ng Kamara de Representante; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at ang ating mga mahistrado ng Korte Suprema; mga kagalang-galang na kagawad ng kalipunang diplomatiko; mga miyembro ng Gabinete; mga opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan; mga kasapi ng militar, pulis, at iba pang kawani mula sa ating unipormadong hanay; mga kapwa ko nagseserbisyo sa taumbayan; at sa aking mga Boss, ang mga minamahal kong kababayan: magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.
Ito po ang aking ikalimang SONA, isa na lamang ang natitira. May kasabihan po tayo: Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makararating sa paroroonan. Kaya marapat lang po siguro tayong magbalik-tanaw:
Noon, sa sitwasyon natin: Para bang kahibangan ang mangarap. May burukrasyang walang saysay, patung-patong ang tongpats, at bumubukol ang korupsyon sa sistema. Naturingan tayong “Sick Man of Asia.” Ang ekonomiya natin, matamlay; ang industriya, manipis. Walang kumpiyansang mamuhunan sa atin pong bansa. Ang resulta: kakarampot ang trabahong nalilikha. Dinatnan nating tigang sa pag-asa ang mamamayang Pilipino. Marami sa atin ang sumuko at napilitang makipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa. Nakayuko na lamang nating tinanggap: Talagang wala tayong maaasahan sa ating pamahalaan at lipunan.
TEMPORARY CESSATION OF OPERATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the public that the Philippine Consulate General in Adelaide, South Australia will temporarily cease operations beginning Monday, 21 July 2014.
Consular clients from South Australia are advised to contact the Philippine Embassy in Canberra for service and assistance.
VOTE VIGAN FOR THE NEXT QUALIFYING ROUND FOR THE NEW 7 WONDERS CITIES
The Provincial Office of Vigan City is pleased to announce that Vigan has successfully hurdled the first phase of the elimination round in the search for the New 7 Wonder Cities. The triumphant 21 cities were announced last 07 July 2014.
The next qualifying round started on 08 July 2014 ending on 07 October 2014 where 7 out of 21 cities will be eliminated.
In addition to the online voting via www.n7w.com/en/cities, the New 7 Wonders Foundation opened its SMS and phone lines for this voting phase. Hereunder are the new voting procedures:
+881821611990 +88216101688 +881921611990
+447589975201 +8821622774600 +8821622776600
+34902735471 +447559121023 +447559583500
The above new voting procedures are encouraged since there is no need to vote for seven cities but for Vigan, Philippines alone which is advantageous to the country’s bid.
The Embassy requests everyone to disseminate the information and encourage all families and friends and all our kababayans to further support and vote for the Heritage City of Vigan to be one of the new seven wonder cities of the world.
PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY BALL BY THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF THE ACT, INC.
Ambassador Belen F. Anota graced the Philippine Independence Day Celebration Ball organized by the Filipino Community Council of the ACT, Inc. (FCCACT) to commemorate the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 14 June 2014 at the Southern Cross Club, Phillip.
The FCCACT is the peak umbrella organization comprising nine (9) Filipino groups in Canberra and presently headed by Ms. Cecille Flores.
Ambassador Anota congratulated FCCACT and all its Filipino community members for successfully organizing this year’s Independence Day Ball. She expressed appreciation to Ms. Perlita Swinbank, FCCACT’s Immediate and Past President, for encouraging harmonious relationship and camaraderie among Filipino groups in the ACT.
Invitation to Bid
Invitation to Bid for the Removal of Asbestos at the Chancery and the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador
Invitation to Bid for the Renovation of Kitchen and Butler’s Kitchen of the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador
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Commission on Filipinos Overseas